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leg·is·late

 (lĕj′ĭ-slāt′)
v. leg·is·lat·ed, leg·is·lat·ing, leg·is·lates
v.intr.
To draft or enact laws.
v.tr.
1. To draft or enact (a law).
2. To bring about, establish, or influence by means of legislation: legislate safety standards; legislate social attitudes.

[Back-formation from legislator.]

legislate

(ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪt)
vb
1. (Law) (intr) to make or pass laws
2. (Law) (tr) to bring into effect by legislation
[C18: back formation from legislator]

leg•is•late

(ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.i.
1. to make or enact laws.
v.t.
2. to create or control by legislation: attempts to legislate morality.
[1710–20; back formation from legislation, legislator]

legislate


Past participle: legislated
Gerund: legislating

Imperative
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Present
I legislate
you legislate
he/she/it legislates
we legislate
you legislate
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Preterite
I legislated
you legislated
he/she/it legislated
we legislated
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Present Continuous
I am legislating
you are legislating
he/she/it is legislating
we are legislating
you are legislating
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Present Perfect
I have legislated
you have legislated
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we have legislated
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Past Continuous
I was legislating
you were legislating
he/she/it was legislating
we were legislating
you were legislating
they were legislating
Past Perfect
I had legislated
you had legislated
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we had legislated
you had legislated
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Future
I will legislate
you will legislate
he/she/it will legislate
we will legislate
you will legislate
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Future Perfect
I will have legislated
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Future Continuous
I will be legislating
you will be legislating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been legislating
you have been legislating
he/she/it has been legislating
we have been legislating
you have been legislating
they have been legislating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been legislating
you will have been legislating
he/she/it will have been legislating
we will have been legislating
you will have been legislating
they will have been legislating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been legislating
you had been legislating
he/she/it had been legislating
we had been legislating
you had been legislating
they had been legislating
Conditional
I would legislate
you would legislate
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Past Conditional
I would have legislated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.legislate - make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
enact, ordain - order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"

legislate

verb make laws, establish laws, prescribe, enact laws, pass laws, ordain, codify laws, put laws in force You cannot legislate to change attitudes.

legislate

verb
To put in force or cause to be by legal authority:
Translations
يَسُنُّ أو يَشْتَرِعُ القَوانين
vydat zákon
lovgive
törvényt alkot
setja lög
išleisti įstatymąišleisti įstatymusįstatymų leidėjasįstatymų leidimasįstatymų leidžiamasis
izdot likumus
vydať zákon
kanun yapmakyasamak

legislate

[ˈledʒɪsleɪt]
A. VIlegislar
one cannot legislate for every casees imposible legislarlo todo
B. VT to legislate sth out of existencehacer que algo desaparezca a base de legislación

legislate

[ˈlɛdʒɪsleɪt] vi
(= pass laws) → légiférer
to legislate on sth → légiférer sur qch
to legislate for sth [government, parliament] → légiférer en faveur de qch
Parliament legislated for the reform → Le parlement a légiféré en faveur de la réforme.
to legislate against sth [government, parliament] → légiférer contre qch

legislate

vi
(= make laws)Gesetze/ein Gesetz erlassen; parliament’s job is to legislatedie Aufgabe des Parlaments ist die Gesetzgebung
(fig) to legislate for somethingetw berücksichtigen; (= give ruling on)für etw Regeln aufstellen
vt to legislate something out of existenceetw durch Gesetz aus der Welt schaffen

legislate

[ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪt] vilegiferare, promulgare delle leggi

legislate

(ˈledʒisleit) verb
to make laws. The government plan to legislate against the import of foreign cars.
ˌlegiˈslation noun
1. the act of legislating.
2. a law or group of laws.
ˈlegislative (-lətiv) adjective
law-making. a legislative assembly; legislative powers.
ˈlegislator noun
a person who makes laws.
ˈlegislature (-lətʃə) noun
the part of the government which has the power of making laws.
References in classic literature ?
His words are wisdom to those legislators who contemplate no essential reform in the existing government; but for thinkers, and those who legislate for all tim, he never once glances at the subject.
Had no other enumeration or definition of the powers of the Congress been found in the Constitution, than the general expressions just cited, the authors of the objection might have had some color for it; though it would have been difficult to find a reason for so awkward a form of describing an authority to legislate in all possible cases.
Construe either of these articles by the rules which would justify the construction put on the new Constitution, and they vest in the existing Congress a power to legislate in all cases whatsoever.
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
The chamber will want before long to administrate, and the administrators will want to legislate.
As well expect the morphine victims to legislate the sale of morphine out of existence.
Ever jealous for the race, they will legislate for the babes of boys yet to be born; and for the babes of girls, too, for they must be the mothers, wives, and sisters of these boys.
So the Trust took your profits away from you," Ernest said, "and you’ve gone into politics in order to legislate the Trust out of existence and get the profits back?
And for this reason, I said, I shall not attempt to legislate further about them.
shall we condescend to legislate on any of these particulars?
NNA - Speaker of the House Nabih Berri said that the Parliament has the right to legislate in all matters, even in the absence of the president of the republic, stressing that the upcoming legislative session's agenda solely includes legislations of necessary.
It has pledged to legislate safe nurse-to-patient ratios, fund up to 4000 new nurse and midwifery graduates and invest an extra $212 million in the nursing workforce, among other measures.